Eight locals receive Scouts Canada awards

Top honours presented recently for remarkable achievement

Abbotsford Scouts who were presented with awards on June 4 were (from left) Tyler Cervo

Abbotsford Scouts who were presented with awards on June 4 were (from left) Tyler Cervo

Eight Abbotsford residents were among 118 youths from the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley who were presented with Scouts Canada’s top honours on Saturday, June 4.

The youth were recipients of the Chief Scout Award and the Medal of the Maple for Distinguished Youth Services.

The Chief Scout Award is presented to Scouts ages 11 to 14 and recognizes remarkable achievement across several areas, including citizenship, leadership, personal development and outdoor skills.

The Medal of the Maple honours Scouts up to the age of 26 who have significantly contributed to the spirit of Scouting through community service and extraordinary Scouting participation.

The Abbotsford Scouts were among those who received their awards from Justice John Henry of the Supreme Court of B.C. at a presentation in Surrey.

They are: Tyler Cervo, Kenji Noftle, Caleb Brown, Sam Newton, Brayden Portas, Andrew Reitsema, Taryn Reynolds and Gillian Thomson.